Drinks The Creamiest Homemade Eggnog 5 from 8 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe That classic holiday drink you know and love, my Creamiest Homemade Eggnog recipe is everything you want out of a festive mug! By Gemma Stafford | December 15, 2021 | 16 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! IN THIS RECIPE: Yes, it’s easy to just go get a jug of eggnog from the store, but this Homemade Eggnog recipe tastes even better. Traditional. Nostalgic. Everything you love about eggnog — made in less than half an hour and then chilled to perfection. Want to know a secret? I hadn’t had eggnog before I sought out to make it. I know it’s traditional and nostalgic to millions of people around the globe (have you tried my Mexican Eggnog (Rompope)?), but I just never seized the opportunity to try it. It’s that outsider’s perspective that let me engineer it without being clouded by too many fond memories… and results in just one incredible, creamy drink that I’m told is just like the eggnog they have had over their lives. Is There Egg In Eggnog? Yes! In this version there absolutely is. You can find eggnog out there without it, but then is it truly eggnog? I mean, it’s right in the name. The eggs are tempered and heated, they’re not raw, so don’t be concerned. What this doesn’t have is any alcohol, but would make one mean mixer if you wanted it to be. What You Need To Make Eggnog Whisk Bowl Saucepan Measuring Cups and Spoons How To Make Eggnog I was surprised at how easy this process is — it’s as simple as heating up ingredients and stirring them together. I’m not kidding. Just make sure you add your warm liquids to your eggs a little at a time and slowly while whisking to temper them — otherwise, you could risk cooking the eggs so fast they turn into, well, scrambled eggs. I’ve gone through the trenches to bring you the absolute easiest method for making this warm and festive Christmas drink. Eggnog Recipe Tips & Tricks You’d think a holiday drink this simple wouldn’t even have tips or tricks, but you’d be surprised what I have up my sleeve. Make this holiday treat ahead of time and hold it in the fridge for up to 4 days Adult it up and add a splash of brandy or bourbon once the kids go to bed! Use full-fat milk in this eggnog to make it even creamier You don’t need heavy whipping cream for this recipe, any type of cream will do as we don’t need to whip it Remember that once the egg nog is removed from the heat and chills it will get even thicker so factor that in when cooking Make More Drinks! If you’re in the festive spirit, make some of my other seasonal drink recipes: Best-Ever Hot Chocolate Rompope Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamers Have you seen my two new cookie lists? Check out The Top 10 Classic Christmas Cookies and the Top Holiday Cookies of 2021! And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook — it makes the perfect gift! Plus, SUBSCRIBE NOW to the Bold Baking Academy for exclusive in-depth baking courses, The Baking Concierge™, and the Bold Baking Academy Community! Try These Recipes! Creamy & Classic Chocolate MaltIncredible Banana Caramel MaltStrawberry Soda Ice Cream FloatCreamy & Classic Vanilla Malt Creamiest Homemade Eggnog Recipe 5 from 8 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… That classic holiday drink you know and love, my Creamiest Homemade Eggnog recipe is everything you want out of a festive mug! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 6 servings Christmas Saucepan Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 5 mins That classic holiday drink you know and love, my Creamiest Homemade Eggnog recipe is everything you want out of a festive mug! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 6 servings Ingredients 6 large egg yolks½ cup (4oz/115g) granulated sugar2 cups (16floz/480ml) whole milk1 cup (8floz/240ml) heavy cream½ teaspoon ground nutmegpinch of salt¼ teaspoon vanilla extractground cinnamon (for garnish) Instructions In a medium bowl whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Set aside while you prepare the milk mixture. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the milk, cream, and nutmeg until it reaches a simmer. Ladle a big spoonful of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, whisking vigorously. Repeat, adding a big spoonful at a time, to temper the eggs.Once the hot milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the saucepan on the stove.While whisking, cook over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens, just a few minutes. Note that It will thicken even more as it cools down. Remove from heat and stir in the salt and vanilla.Pour the eggnog into a jug and allow it to cool down completely before covering and chilling for a minimum of 3 hours but up to 4 days. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and freshly whipped cream. Add a splash of bourbon for when the kids go to bed!